Today’s Parenting Tip:
DECIDE: Anger is temporary.
PRACTICE: Today, make a list of five times you were angry recently.
In each case were you angry for a short while or did you have trouble shaking it? If you don’t really remember, count it as “for a short while.”
Did who you were angry with make a difference in how long the anger lasted? Which lasted longer – anger at those you cared about or at those you didn’t know vey well?
Think about whether you had a chance to blow off some steam in each case. Did that make a difference about how long the anger lasted?
Based on what you learned from your list, write some advice to yourself about dealing with your anger in the future.
Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, THAT MAKES ME MAD!. Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.
Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)
Read the whole story at What You Need to Know about an Angry Child, Part 1.